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bee going on for several years and washington was a hospital city at that time. there were 50,000 soldiers and sailors in the hospitals of washington, temporary hospitals set up all over town and those people started dying. they had to be buried. so earlier in the war the national cemeteries were established at alexandria, virginia and the old soldier's home in northwest washington. they were planned to accommodate all of those who died in washington area hospitals. what happened was the war went on much longer and was much bloodier than anyone expected so that pretty soon we filled up the graveyards at alexandria and at the old soldier's home in washington. they needed new burial space. the quartermaster's office of the union army looked across the river and found this place and thought it would be a good place to begin burying people. arlington happened to be the home of robert e. lee the personal the confederate general. not only was it a convenient place to begin military burials from the civil war, it was felt to be a matter of justice the deletion vindication. the first
soldier's home in northwest washington. they planned to accommodate all of those who died in the washington area hospitals. what happened was that the war went on longer and was bloodier than anybody expected this of that we pretty soon filled up the graveyards, national cemeteries in alexandria and at the old soldier's home in washington and needed new burial space. so the quartermaster's office of the union army looked across the river and found this place, arlington and thought it would be a good place to begin burying people. arlington happened to be the home of robert e. lee, the confederate general. so, not only was it a convenient place to begin military burials from the symbol war. it was also thought to be a matter of justice, maybe even vindication if you want to call it that. the first military burials at arlington can of may, 1864, well into the civil war and the very first of the burials was private from 67 pennsylvania infantry named william. he was a farmer from a poor family who, and he came to search in the union army. unfortunately he end up in the hospit
chester. current windchills are in the single digits. only 7 for our windchill in the washington area. 10 for the windchill in annapolis. it's going to be a sunny, breezy, and cold day today. high temperatures will climb barely up into the low, maybe even mid-30s. the winds will easy up late this afternoon and this evening, setting the stage for our last really cold night for a while coming up tonight into tomorrow morning. and there's a warming trend ahead, kimberly, we'll give you that in the seven-day. >> looking forward to that. thank you, chuck. >> we're following breaking news from prince george's county right now. early this morning, a freight train hit a car in beltsville, maryland. the accident happened at baltimore avenue and ritzway. that's where news 4's derrick ward is live with the latest. derrick, any injuries here? >> reporter: we understand there was one injury to the driver of the vehicle. we're looking at this csx train now. a southbound csx train on these tracks that run parallel to route 1 here in beltsville. we understand this accident happened just after 6:00 a.m. a
in washington. so, look, forget the ads. everybody can run a slight gap. forget the truck. every vatican by a truck. -- everyone can buy a truck. here's what you need to ask yourself on tuesday -- when the chips are down, when the tough votes come, on all the fights that mattered to middle-class families across this commonwealth, who is going to be on your side? >> martha! >> that is what this race on tuesday is all about. because it is easy to say you are independent and you're going to bring people together in all of that stuff, until you actually have to do it. when the vote comes on energy, when there is a choice between standing with big oil or fighting for the clean energy jobs of the future, whose side are you going to be on? >> martha! >> when there is a choice between giving tax breaks to the wealthiest few and that corporations that ship them overseas, or giving them to the middle class, who is going to be on your side? >> martha! >> you will hear a lot about taxes. last year i kept a campaign promise to cut taxes for 95% of working americans. i cut taxes. and these members of
for goalie. gill play its back on the washington side of semin. glen metropolit building power. goes crashing into the end wall. d'agostini up and personal. shot didn't get through where neuvirth will squeeze. thompson creek window of opportunity right off the hop. >> craig: a good play by alzner. you see the deflection and look at that toe. he stayed with it with that right pad. caught the end with the say. real good flexibility for carey price. >> joe: back in the 1st period we showed you a a package of eric fehr scoring in montreal. he almost did it again dc. so good to be home surrounded by good friends. all members of our technical crew assembled at verizon center. and the caps will be in the building quite a bit in january. a chance for them to lengthen their division lead. >> craig: a big month to get ahead of the southeast more than their 12 points that they currently have. >> joe: shaone morrisonn floats this one. left a juicy rebound. there's a penalty call to come. >> craig: that's because of carey price not corralling that puck. his defenseman takes the penalty. carey price l
reagan washington national airport where the skies, i believe, are kind of cloudy out there and we'll find out about our complete forecast now from meteorologist tom kierein. >> a few flurries? >> me too. some people. we have, actually have had a few snow owers. we see the area of gray, that's some very light snow that may be briefly touching the ground, and that is continuing to move to the south and east out of the northwest. so, yes, in prince george's county, parts of anne arundel and montgomery and howard as well as southern fairfax they may be getting just a few flurries there and as we take a look at the temperatures now, 28 in washington, so it's well below freezing and whatever snow is reaching the grounds and sticking there may be a few slick spots. the within have diminished quite a bit since yesterday but still enough wind to give us wind chills in the teens. high today briefly touching mid-30s. chance of a few flurries this morning and again this evening and blustery winds and partly sunny on wednesday. a tad warmer tomorrow. partly sunny on thursday. looks like still
>>> the washington region and a deep freeze. >> freezing, bitter cold. >> toff wind blowing through the area. tough questions about how the u.s. dealt with an attempt to blow up an airliner. >> this was a breakdown. >> what the president is sang. and a local srts star under investigation. >> why would anyone bring a gun to their place of business? >> new allegations. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> bitterly cold temperatures and gusty wind put the washington area in a deep freeze and the mercury has plunged, wind advisory in effect. steve rudin joins us with the details. >> a cold evening in the belfort furniture weather center, temperatures well below freezing. 40 m.p.h. wind, 21 degrees at reagan national. west virginia, 11 degrees. we have a wind advisory in effect for the entire metro area from now until 4:00 in the morning, but it looks lke they may extend that into the daytime hours tomorrow as the wind will once again picked up out of the northwest, allowing for the wind chill factor to only make it into the couple single digits, low teen
of a congressional black caucus met with the haitian ambassador yesterday in northwest washington. that meeting was intended to reaffirm the group's commitment to the haitian people and the relief effort on the island nation. >> first of all, remember, when there are tragedies like this all over the world, after a while interest wanes. important thing about haiti is they have got 43 members of congress who will be on this case until haiti is rebuilt. >> reporter: more help is needed in that relief effort. if you would like to help, go to our website at wusa9.com. we have links to dozens of relief groups right at the top of the home page. >>> fairfax county is facing a $176 million gap in funding. superintendent dr. jack dale says if the district does not get more money in the state then he will have to make cuts. last night the county announced the possible closure of an alternative high school in order to help with that short fall. >> my fear is what will happen is when we have hundreds of family in the community with no education and statistically it tells us welfare or jail are very high pos
. gwen: happy new year! but, before we look ahead, we take a look back tonight on "washington week." a thwarted attempt to blow a plane from the sky revives old fears about terrorism, and the tradeoffs we make to feel safe. >> this was a serious reminder of the dangers that we face and the nature of those who threaten our homeland. >> the threat to the united states is real. i think this administration has downplayed it. they need to recognize it. gwen: at the end of the year and the end of a decade, a new scare. michael duffy of "time" magazine provides context. then, a roundtable with three "washington week" panelists whose books tell us much about the year just passed and the year to come. dan balz, author of "the battle for america 2008: the story of an extraordinary election," joan biskupic, the author of "american original," a biography of the supreme court justice antonin scalia, david sanger, author of "the inheritance," a look at the challenges of our foreign policy. >> celebrating 40 years of journalistic excellence, from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" wi
cabinet is forced to meet outside on plastic chairs. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. >> there are glimmers of hope popping up across haiti. this morning we're hearing from members of fairfax county search and rescue team. they say they are exhausted but keep moving forward. they pulled a u.n. officer from denmark from the rubble of a crushed building. he was there since last week. he was in remarkably good shape. >> took us four hours to get to him. we saw him. we got a visual on him and had him out in four. he's in good shape. >> they are being called heroes for their work in haiti. they saved about a dozen people from the rubble. >>> even here in washington you can help earthquake victims in haiti. >> the haitian embassy needs help sorting through the thousands of donations people made over the weekend. megan mcgrath has more. >> reporter: good morning. of course the situation in haiti is really quite dire and has struck a chord with people in our area. the outpouring of support has been tremendous. if you see over my shoulder here the u-haul is filled with supplie
. -- acquitted of plotting to samir nicolas sarkozy. it is 7:00 a.m. and washington, midday in london where world leaders are hammering out a new strategy for afghanistan. opening the conference bridge prime minister gordon brown says this was a decisive time. he said the transfer of the parties to afghans of some provinces should begin later this year. president karzai called on saudi arabia to be involved in the new peace process with the taliban. with more details from the conference - >> lancaster house, london, gordon brown and tom karzai, co- host, arrived together from downing street for the conference seen as a critical watershed for the future of afghanistan. the other host is don king moon, it you and secretary general. but much power lies with hillary clinton, secretary of state of america, sending thousands more troops of afghanistan to try to win the peace. once there, side conversations and exchanges on how to make it work. the lead up to the conference saw a stream of initiatives, sanctions dropped against some taliban leaders, debt relief for afghanistan of billions of dollars and
way and that they are angry and fed up with washington and they can decide elections. we saw it in virginia and new jersey. >> we did. we absolutely did. we're going to get you to hang on, norah. joining norah on the victory, nbc news chief mark whit can kerr with us and nbc's mike viqueira. we'll pick up on what norah said. it's like any relationship whether you're married or dating, you'd better not take the person for granted and that's what we're seeing here. don't take me for granted no matter who you are. i think this is all about independents. barack obama won in 2008 because he attracted independents who were fed up with the republicans after the bush administration and what we've seen now first in virginia and new jersey and now massachusetts independents who are frustrated with what's happening in washington, who frankly don't like either party, are going to vote their anger by voting against incumbents. the real question, a lot of soul-searching on the democratic side but i think there also has to be on the republican side where there is still a lot of tension betw
to you by american service center play for a whistle. 5-1, washington. we saw taveras go down. here is the reason why. >> chere lap shot -- sot ff the left toe. no padding on the top of the skate. down goes taveras. they've already lost hillen. we understand he went to the hospital after getting hit with the slap ?rot alex ovechkin in the first period. >> joe: if you missed it, it was grizzly. this one caroms into the high slot again. backstrom deals it for greenspan to fire. witt. [ whistle ] >> joe: right to dipietro. he'll squeeze. jack hillen the defender. alex ovechkin probably 20 feet at the most in front of him. a rolling puck and it hit hillen apparently in the jaw. almost the lower teeth line. amazingly, the youngster under his own power went to the dressing room, but we have heard reports that he is at hospital now. ovechkin rink wide for green. wraifter that's blocked. moulson floats it down the wing. for trent hunter. wrister deflected by schultz and some 15 rows into the end zone seats. on our toyota league leaderboard, we focus in on alex again. >> craig: look at point
. the continental army, under the direction of george washington, had just finished a daring but successful surprise attack on the british at trenton. in retaliation, the british launched an attack of its on on the, no army. instead of retreating, washington ordered his troops to stay and fight. it was a daring move. when the soldiers in the contra army saw the size and strength of the enemy, many of them were filled with dread. as one historian put it, even in that awful moment, these men had a sense of their own strength, a confidence in what an upper, and a feeling that province was with them that night. -- confidence in one another. against impossible odds, they broke the enemy column, forcing the british to retreat. at a moment of victory, the entire, it is said to have triumphantly shouted as one. the second battle of trenton was a great victory for washington's troops. the young nation had become exhausted and discouraged by war. 233 is later, americans have not lost the spirit of trenton. two long and difficult wars have prolonged recession and double-digit unemployment. these are difficult
this morning. 95 in virginia between washington and baltimore, travel times are in our favor of this morning along 95. someone set 66 b spam, he was involved in a fender bender -- 66 eastbound. they have moved on to the left shoulder. i will take you live to the beltway and university boulevard. traffic heading away from us is the inner loop and is moving nicely. chopper bill will be out in just a little while. now to the news desk. >> thank you. >>> 6:12, 28 degrees. >> bad weather has one maryland town on the edge of disaster, literally. >> the latest from haiti. hundreds, maybe eve >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your sid >>> in our top stories, aftershocks continue to rattle the capital of haiti after yesterday's devastating earthquake. many buildings were toppled. possibly thousands of people are under the rubble. rescue teams from virginia and california are being sent there to help out. >> the general assembly's kickoff
as republicans in washington. forget the ad. forget the truck. everybody can buy a truck. here is the question you need to ask before you go to vote on tuesday. when the chips are down, when the tough a boat is coming -- tough vote is coming, who is going to be on your side? that is what this race on tuesday is all about. [applause] it is easy to say you are independent and you're going to bring people together and all that stuff, until you actually have to do with. when the vote comes on ev nergy, whose side are you going to be on? mark that is going to be on your side. when the vote comes on taxes and there is a choice between giving more taxes to the wealthy and corporations that ship jobs overseas, and businesses that create jobs here, who is going to be on your side? >> martha. >> you will hear a lot about taxes. you always do, every election. i kept the campaign process -- campaign promise to cut taxes for 90% of working americans. [no audio] [applause] these members of congress voted to cut taxes here in the commonwealth for individuals and small businesses. we cut taxes for middle-clas
♪ >> and good evening from washington. i'm shepard smith. we are just moments away from president obama's state of the union on fox. the president expected to walk in the chamber in 90 second said -- seconds. the two-thirds of the president's address will focus on the president's economy. there is doublit unemployment and soaring deficit. president obama will speak to the correct political divide in dc. according to the excerpts of the speech released the president will say there is deep and corosive doubts about how washington works. on health care, the president is to urge congress to keep pushing for reform and not walk away from the americans who need medical coverage and care. of course, this speech falls in a shadow of a changing political landscape. one that has seen his poll numbers fall and parties lose senate seats. he will change his agenda and abandon big spending plans. we'll hear from governor from virginia bob mcdonnell. tonight he has a chance to change the tone of the nation and quiet the critics and maybe breathe new life in his agenda. it will all come down to w
of washington, and it may be places like virginia beach, and it will be a significant storm. i think enough cold, dry air will be here that i do not think it most of the area has a lot to worry about. of course, i could be wrong. it could come right up the date -- bay. we have to watch it closely and not write it off. there is a suggestion that the most snow will not be in the washington metro area but south of town. brian van de graaff will update you tomorrow morning, and we will keep you updated throughout the day tomorrow. our seven-day outlook shows this. saturday, whether it snows or not, we will only be in the 20's for the high. another chance of flurries by tuesday. >> all right. going out to dinner no longer fit into our budget. and so we started having these pizza parties on friday night. i learned how to make pizza dough. and we'd have friends come to our house. we know saving money is important. shop with your giant card and you can enjoy thousands of weekly specials and real deal savings, like top or bottom round roast, half-price, and progresso traditional soups, 5 for $6. this wee
.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning waington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> questar with brian van de graaff. what is the chance of a warm-up today -- we start with brian van de graaff. >> it is seasonable for today. we are on target for war we should be. upper 40's today. we should be near 50 on friday. temperatures will climb. we will look for temperatures to climb into the mid and upper 30's with some sunshine. not a bad-looking afternoon. now to lisa baden. >> we are going to show you pictures of what is happening at a water main break. university boulevard, a sizable border main break. a portion of the roadway is blocked. university boulevard a piney branch road. the police will help you get through the area. everything is open in virginia. nothing on the beltway to report. we're good on the greenway, the dulles toll road. a beautiful trip out near dulles airport. newschopper 7 in just a little while. >> thank you. >>> we begin with the latest on the developing st
in new york, washington d.c., and shanksville, pennsylvania. was it a high point or a low point for media coverage? i mean, it really was the story of the decade, wasn't it? >> well, at that point i was working at the new york times, which won i think seven pulitzers for the coverage we did, lead up to that horrific event. i think it was an amazing period for news, jon, i think that everybody finally caught up with the story of the formation of militants groups like al-qaeda, the names that we now take for granted that we're seeing all over the world, we began to understand that they were really up to, and it was a moment of incredible challenge for the media and i think they rose pretty well to it at the beginning. >> jon: i remember the feeling of unity that came out of those attacks and it lasted a while. >> yeah. >> jon: it seems to be gone now. >> it does indeed. i agree with everything that judy said. i think that it's important to remember that the media had ample opportunities to cover the story, to connect the dots before 9/11. i interviewed tom fenton, then just retired from c
. >> the washington wizards played the orlando magic at verizon. they have put the starting lineups on the scoreboard, then changed it to eliminate the name gilbert arenas. have you gotten your seasonal flu vaccination? great - but your work's not done yet. we still need to get the h1n1 flu vaccination. you, me -- we shou all get one. the vaccine is safe and proven effective against this highly contagious new strain of flu virus. we can help prevent the spread of this virus if we all just roll up our sleeves. to learn more about the h1n1 flu vaccination visit h1n1get1.com or call your local health department it's up to you to fight the flu. >>> ups is the latest company to announce job cuts, cutting 1800 management positions across the country as part of bait restructuring plan. ups says no operating facilities will be closed under the new plan. >>> no. did notto the jobs mark. -- november did not bring cheer to the jobs market. >> rebecca cooper has what president obama is proposing to stimulate growth. >> president obama announced new tax incentives totaling $2.2 billion for companies promoting gre
, a washington, d.c. party promoter, never got close to the president although named by "the washington post" the alleged gate crasher adamantly denies he was ever at that event. >>> here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. a washington state family returned from vacation to find a holiday lawn ornament stolen and the crime caught on camera. a man seen walking his dog with a woman approached the porridge, unplugged the penguin ornament and just ran off with it. the family's 10-year-old daughter bought the sea bird with their savings. >>> farmers are doing everything they can in florida from keeping the winter blast from ruining their profit. the ice insulates the fruit why overnight frost and protect the flowers so they produce more strawberri strawberries. >>> a chicago man set a record without moving. jeff miller won the annual couch potato contest for the third straight year. miller watched sports for 72 straight hours without sleeping. he left his chair only once every eight hours to use the restroom. and now for a look at your national and regional weather
concerns about what washington is doing to create jobs. >> so long as i have the privilege of serving as your president, i will not stop fighting for you. i'll take my lumps but i won't stop fighting to bring back jobs here. >> what does the president do now? how will he frame his agenda during next week's state of the union address? senior white house adviser valerie jarrett. then the republicans, massachusetts victory gives the minority party a shot in the arm, but does the gop stand for something more than opposition to the obama agenda. we'll ask senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. the political landscape and the obama agenda, with us e.j. dionne, bbc world news america katty kay, peggy noonan and nbc news white house correspondent chuck todd. in our "meet the press" minute, january 1976, another time of economic turmoil presidential candidate senator lloyd benson offers practical advice to then president gerald ford on his upcoming state of the union address. >> we should be creating opportunity, what the people are looking for in this country is return of self confidence. >>
heard from two former u.s. president to help the people of haiti. today, "the washington post" about this and ask the question, for how long? this is sunday, january 17 and would begin with the u.s. efforts in haiti. we heard from secretary of state hillary clinton who was there yesterday. u.s. troops tried to prevent chaos in haiti's capital city. lutie louis coates flares were order breaks down. this question -- will there be a long-term u.s. commitment? the numbers are on your screen. the president will commemorate the birth of martin luther king and will campaign today for martha coakley for the senate seat given up by the death of ted kennedy. we'll talk about that later in the air but first, this piece this morning from "the washington post." clinton believes that the country can come back stronger in the future. bearing so, bottled water and other supplies, secretary clinton flew into the battered capital and told the haitian people that the u.s. will be here today, tomorrow, and in times ahead as the u.s. struggles to organize a relief effort for a barely functioning haitian
american city. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. this is a fox news alert. the drama is building aheald of what was once considered a relatively undramatic special election to fill the open senate seat that late saturdsenator ted kennedy filled for decades. a rasmussen report released an hour ago shows scott brown closing the gap over democrat martha coakley. it was nine points a week ago. brown leans in the democratic leaning public policy poll taken last week, while coakley was up 15 in a recent boston globe survey. correspondent molly l moll moll reports. >> reporter: a once unthinkable political scenario is developing in massachusetts. once considered a virtual lock for the democrat, relatively unknown republican is mounting a serious challenge within striking distance of victory. >> wants to go back to the bush-cheney policy providing for the -- >> you can run against bush-cheney but i'm scott brown. i drive a truck. >> reporter: the candidates squared off in a contentious final debate last night. republican scott brown
are a bit milder than they were this same time yesterday morning. mid-30s in washington and low 30s in prince george's county. montgomery, arlington and fairfax counties right near 30 degrees. and it's right near the freezing mark around the region. we do have a cloud cover, slight chance of a sprinkle or a flurry late this morning. it will drop back into the 30s by sunset and then the teens by dawn tomorrow. this accompanied by gusty winds this afternoon and overnight tonight, gusting to 30 miles per hour. much colder friday, increasing clouds with highs near freezing. saturday perhaps light snow around the metro area but very light amounts. heavier amounts central and southern virginia. remaining cold into sunday. how is the traffic? >> doing pretty well along the i-270 spur. right side of your screen, northbound. no early hangups to report. elsewhere the trip to the wilson bridge looking good both inner loop and outer loop no worries out at the bay bridge. 95 southbound south kings dominion word of an accident involving a truck. eastbound 66 we're okay. no worries either way righ
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. >>> excuse me for talking over you, coach zorn. good morning, washington. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning to the first monday of january, 2010. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we do have some school delays out there. >> garrett county will be opened and hours later today. in west virginia, berkeley, jefferson will be opening on a two-hour delay. >> is thi all because of the extreme cold? >> yes. there could be some light snow showers. maybe a disturbance. it is all about the chill this morning. 18 in germantown this morning but it this morningone. -- but it feels like one. through shenandoah, and page, sun will mix with the clouds. maybe a passing snow shower. highs today only in the low 30's. lisa baden, are you here? is the whole gang back? >> yay. it is placed on the roadway. -- esit is ice the roadway. nothing major report on the roadways. interstate travel looks good. good across the bridges. nothing complicated on the beltway. now to alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> temperatures can be dangerous if you have to be outside. >> scored robins
. and blogger kevin drum tours washington's heart of darkness from down pennsylvania avenue, over to k street where the lobbyists cluster like vultures, then past the local branch of goldman sachs-- also known as the u.s. treasury-- and up to capitol hill, where key members kneel in supplication to receive their morning tithes from the holy church of the almighty dollar. as kevin drum writes, a year after the biggest bailouts in u.s. history, wall street owns washington lock, stock and debit card. kevin drum, formerly with "washington monthly," is now the political blogger at "mother jones." he's here to talk about his report, along with david corn, who's been covering washington for 23 years and is now "mother jones" washington bureau chief. welcome to you both. >> moyers: welcome to both of >> good to be with you, bill. >> moyers: let me read you a letter that was posted on our website a few days ago from a faithful viewer. his name is mike demmer. i don't know him personally, but i like to hear from him. he says, "dear bill, i watch your program all the time. what i don't understand is how
, montgomery, howard for later tonight. right now 20 to 30 degrees. now 30 in washington. and as w look at the view from space over the last six hours it's cloudy, blue ridge west but clear from the blue ridge to the east to the eastern shore so we're off to a clear start. sunshine this morning. but by later on tonight and into tomorrow morning these are the total amounts i expect. certainly be much more out of the mountains and higher elevations. shenandoah valley around the blue ridge, four inches. one to two inches around the d.c. metro area. that could cause problems tomorrow morning. that's all we need is an inch or two on untreated surfaces. cause some commuting problems and maybe some school delays. should end quickly tomorrow morning. blustery and cold as we get into the weekend. now the traffic, jerry, how is it looking >> this morning fine. no weather concerns. head out to the interstates along i-95, 395, 66. should be in freg shape this morning. one early morning accident, 395 northbound at duke street in the hov lanes. that has been cleared. everything reopens. elsewhere alo
, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good thursday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. thank you so much for joining us on a thursday. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. i was asking adam, i said what is the latest with the snow? we go to you. i will not tell you what he said. >> adam goes to right makeup room? ew. >> like you do not. >> please note chances are diminishing. the best chance will be to our south. we could see some light flurries. will not be too concerned about this. it will be called. we're feeling pretty nice. -- it will be cold. 27 in winchester. 34 in lexington park. highs are in the low 50's. it will be breezy at times. not a bad day. 50's today. 20 by this weekend. >> it is a good stead at around the beltway except for southbound 95 virginia commuters that want to head towards richmond. south of king's dominion exit the risen overturned tractor trailer. add some time if you're traveling to richmond. we will give you the normal travel times. good out of southern maryland. route 5, route 4. nothing complicated on 270, 340, a
morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this monday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning. i hope you had a great weekend. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start with brian van de graaff. this is about the coldest morning we have had yet. >> 22 in rosslyn. temperatures are in the team's most elsewhere. we're very cold with clear skies. -- temperatures are in the teens most elsewhere. 15 in rockville. 14 in madison. plenty of cold sunshine this morning. warming into the 30's. some flurries tonight. we do have awarming trend. you have to wait a few days. >> plenty of traffic making its way to the quantico marine base with an accident on the shoulder. northbound 95, expect delays into dumfries. 66, we have volume in manassas and fair oaks. this is the belay at the wilson bridge. more to come. newschopper 7 in just a little while. >> thank you. >>> the bitter cold sticks around for the start of another work week. >> the nationwide deep freeze could have long-lasting effects on your
florida. >> you go for two years and transfer of to university? >> yes. >> this george washington university, is $50,000 a year for tuition. what do you pay? >> by an anonymous caller so we have been blessed that we get in-state tuition fully covered. usually, regular students would pay $86 per credit. if your full time, that would be $1,000 per semester. >> that is a little bit different. do you happen to know how many want to a four-year university? >> once you graduate, we all usually end up going to university and achieve a bachelor's. >> what have you learned since you've been here? >> just to keep an open mind? you cannot narrow your view. there are other people and other views and you need to pay attention to the spirit if not, you will not succeed. >> do you belong to a party? >> i consider myself to be independent because of a share views with the republicans and democrats. as far as the government, and republican-minded but as for a civil-rights and other aspects, i would have democratic views. >> the republicans do not believe in so rights? >> they do, but things like a
page of the washington journal, they write that yesterday -- of the wall street journal, the right that it needn't be. the president remains more popular than his policies and voters want him to succeed. but they are sold out -- but they are also telling me needs to steer a more moderate less partisan course, return to the back into the and, t-shaped his political rise." clinton, maryland, robert, what do you say? caller: i do not think the republicans should take any solace in the fact that this gentleman won the election. this guy ran as an independent. this is an anti-incumbency vote against democrats and republicans for not getting anything done. the american people are tired of it. they want something done. what hurt the democrats mostly was the loss of the public option, because the public option was not in the health- care bill. it turned a lot of people against it. host: caller, what is your take now on the healthcare bill? we are seeing all sorts of varied possibilities. what would you like to see happen now? caller: they have to pass it, regardless of this. regardless of
discussion with republican lawmakers. this morning on "the washington journal." we want to get your thoughts on the culture in washington. does it need to change bailout for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. -- does it need to change? we begin this morning with this article, "washington culture leaves little hope for change." when asked this week, "70% believe that the government was unhealthy or in need of large reform. that is up from 43% just after the election of george w. bush. to the degree that they could send a message out of massachusetts, it was not a message to obama, it was a message about what is going on in washington. the better answer lies in the culture of the capital, where every problem is seen less as an issue to be resolved and more as a tool for a political position, where every position is automatically a failed by the other side's 24/7 political attack machine. with lawmakers failing to meet a compromise, they are failing their own party activists. this culture makes a retreat to partisan corners the safest route
to particularly intense screenings. tara mergener is this washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, these international travelers will be facing new scrutiny now. the tsa calls it a major step forward. starting came, all travelers who want to get into the u.s. will have to play by tough new security rules. but people flying from nations considered to be sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will see the biggest changes. mandatory full body pat-downs, carry-out searches and body scans are part of the latest ways of enhanced procedures. at least 14 countries are on the list, nearly all are muslim. philadelphia residents alex and nica went through ramped up measures on their flight from belgium sunday but weren't impressed. >> they looked through my bag and they missed one bag, so sort of felt very artificial. >> reporter: the new guide lines come more than a week after a man allegedly tried to blow up a u.s.-bound plane on christmas day. airports around the world have been on alert ever since. another security breach just last night forced one. country's
peninsula. kimberly dozier in washington has more on that part of the story. story. >> reporter: this is yemeni government video of its u.s.-trained counter-terrorist teams at work. but cbs news has lshed exclusively that recent combined air and ground assaults against al qaeda in december were american-led, according to a u.s. special prayings expert who trains yemeni officers. >> that was very much something executed by the united states but with very heavy support by the yemeni government. it was cruise missile strikes, in combination with military units on the ground, but it was a very disik signal from the obama administration that they are serious in assisting yemen remove these al qaeda facilities from its soil. >> reporter: the target, al qaeda of the arabian peninsula, an affiliate of osama bin laden's group with a popular following in yemen. the yemeni offshoot claimed responsibility for the attempted airliner bombing on christmas day, but american counter-terrorist teams have been track al qaeda in yemen since the uss "cole" bombing in 2000 and the u.s. military, incl
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